Kelechi Iheanacho Rejects New Deal at Leicester City Amidst Aston Villa Interest



Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has turned down a fresh offer from the club, sparking speculation about his future.

The 27-year-old Nigerian international has struggled for playing time this season, making just ten league starts under Enzo Maresca.

Aston Villa, led by Unai Emery, are reportedly interested in signing Iheanacho as a backup for Ollie Watkins. The Villains have enjoyed a remarkable season and are eyeing a Champions League spot next term. Joining Villa would provide Iheanacho with the opportunity to play alongside talented players like Douglas Luiz, Leon Bailey, and Moussa Diaby.

Iheanacho’s contract expires in June 2024, and he is weighing his options for next season. Despite being offered an improved deal with a weekly wage of £65,000, he has chosen not to extend his stay at the King Power Stadium. The striker’s decision is likely influenced by his desire for more playing time, having averaged a goal involvement every two games in his limited appearances this season.

As Leicester City prepares for their return to the Premier League, Iheanacho’s future remains uncertain. Will he opt for a new challenge at Aston Villa or explore other opportunities? Only time will tell.


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